As organic gardeners, we understand the importance of good seed. We care about where it comes from and how it was grown. And we want to know how to save that seed for later.
But unfortunately, there has been a consolidation in the seed industry and today a handful of large, multi-national corporations own the majority of our seed. This means, they control the supply of that seed to our farmers and that in turn affects our food choices and the choices of what we can grow in our own backyards.
In this episode, we look at some of the sustainable ways that people are preserving and protecting our nations’s seed supply.
We start with the Organic Seed Alliance who helps farmers better steward their own seed and farmland. They are doing some incredible work to build food diversity while teaching, researching and advocating to protect our seed supply.
We then visit The Seed Saver’s Exchange, an organization that works directly with home gardeners to preserve both heirloom seeds and the stories that go with them.
And finally, we turn to our own gardens and learn the best ways to save and share the seed that we grow ourselves.
This episode is all about our seed heritage and carrying if forward organically.
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